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Giant anteater

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

An infant giant anteater weighs less than a pound at birth. It spends most of the first year of life clinging tightly to its mother’s back.

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  • Title: Giant anteater
  • Type: Taxidermy Specimen
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • Scientific Name: <i>Myrmecophaga tridactyla</i>
  • Photo Credit: Donald E. Hurlbert, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Vertebrate Zoology

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